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Men’s Cycling

Men’s cycling is where my interest started, by watching the 1996 Tour de France.

Since then I’ve watched a lot of it, have my favourite riders and teams and can have a reasonable go at predicting results.

I try and write as many race previews as I can to help with fantasy teams and give information to those interested. Particularly with women’s racing too.

You can read all my posts on men’s cycling below – always let me know if you think my predictions are wildly off!

Greatest Spring Classics Races – Driedaagse De Panne

Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne began as a 3-day stage race. The first stage would take riders away from De Panne on the North Sea coast towards the hills of the Flemish Ardennes. The second stage would usually
see riders head back towards the coast. The third day would be split between a short start in the morning and a small time trial in the afternoon.

Greatest Spring Classics Riders – Costante Girardengo

It’s quite hard to pick a rider type for someone that won Milan San Remo, the Giro d’Italia and Il Lombardia. Our modern rider types either don’t fit or don’t do justice. Girardengo found the early part of his career interrupted by World War I but he’d already won Giro stages and the National Championship by the time war took over.

Greatest Spring Classics Races – Flèche Wallonne

The race began in 1936 but moved around a lot until settling on its modern Identity of finishing on the Mur de Huy. At various points the race started in Tournai, Mons, Charleroi, Liège, Verviers, Huy & Spa. For a while the race started from Charleroi (or nearby) and then headed east for a finishing circuit or two around Huy.